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Autonomous Vehicle Crash

In an interesting article in Forbes magazine, tort law expert Michael I. Krauss, from my alma mater, George Mason University, talks about some of the emerging legal issues around self-driving cars. He’s more skeptical about the safety of the new…

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CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE IN VIRGINIA

Old Tradition. Virginia is one of the last holdout states – along with Alabama, North Carolina, Maryland, and the District of Columbia – to adhere to the doctrine of contributory negligence.  Contributory negligence is the failure to act as a…

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Claims Against Personal Injury Recoveries

We previously wrote about federal laws that allow health insurance companies to use subrogation to force injury victims to reimburse them from money they receive from whoever injured them. The most well-known federal subrogation laws are the Federal Employees Health…

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